Potions: A Curious Tale is launching on Kickstarter on April 8th.
Potions: A Curious Tale is an adventure-crafting game where your wits and ingenuity are your greatest weapons, and combat is not always the answer. Play as Luna, a young witch who overcomes obstacles with the potions she brews. Encounter fairy tale characters and stories from around the world in new settings and situations as you guide Luna on her quest to become a potions master.
Potions is a reinvention of old adventure-puzzle games, such as Zelda, while making use of a resource-based combat system where you craft every spell you cast. The gameplay attracts fans of classic games, while the illustrated art style, fun story and relatable characters appeals to women and gamers of all ages.
Potions is Stumbling Cat’s first major game with gameplay that challenges the traditional benefits of combat in games much as the story of Potions challenges the traditional depictions of folklore characters and events. After creating a base prototype of the game, Renee worked to recruit a strong team to bring the game life. Her good friend, David Dunne, joined the team as the lead writer bringing his previous writing experience on League of Legends and WildStar. A talented artist from London, Jake Neal, was recruited for his stunning environment art. Wesley Eldridge, a local developer and artist, was enlisted to create animations and character art for the game. Most recently, Joshua Du Chene, a talented foli magician and composer joined the team.
- Quirky storyline
- Deep crafting system that rewards experimentation
- Conflict resolution that goes beyond pure combat
- Rich characters from folklore around the world – all with a unique spin
- Strategic combat—use potions, the environment, and even other monsters to defeat your enemies
- Countless environments to adventure and search for rare ingredients
- Resource management, with a vast number of potions and ingredients
- Luna—Your resident witch-in-training and strong, female lead
- Beautiful, illustrated art style reminiscent of your favorite storybooks and animated tales